The LEAD PAINT Problem In Australian Homes
We all know that having too much lead in our bodies isn't good for us. Not much has been done in the last 30 years or more to eliminate lead from homes and buildings in Australia. Lead in the paint can still be found in different areas of Australia. Lead is a poisonous chemical that may harm people of all ages. It is particularly dangerous to youngsters, pregnant women, and unborn infants. Because lead develops in your body, even a nitty-gritty lead can pose a health risk over time.
This is due to the fact that, until the mid-1970s, lead was used to manufacture various types of paint — for windows, doors, and other woodwork, as well as some metal objects, such as radiators. Many Australian homes were painted with lead-based paints. Lead poisoning is a serious health risk. Even little amounts of lead-containing dust or paint chips created during modest house renovations might pose a health concern. A few small usages remained through into the mid-1990s.
Anyone painting a property or performing maintenance that may disturb lead-based paint should avoid exposing themselves, their families, neighbours, or pets to its dangers.
If the property has a lead presence it is more likely that the water system of that home is also affected by lead. As water can also be contaminated with lead so we recommend that certainly, everyone should test for lead in water. If they only conduct one test, it will be the kitchen faucet because that is where they use and consume the most water. However, we have a large number of clients who will test bathroom faucets in particular. We have many clients who will test bathtub faucets since that is the water in which their child is sitting while having a bath. They want to know if the water is polluted since youngsters drink it, especially when they splash and play in the bathtub. That water is entering their mouth and nose and being absorbed.
Tackling the issue with a property lead test
Before beginning any work on an old building, ensure that you, your employees, and your family will not be vulnerable to extremely high amounts of lead-containing dust or waste. When remodelling or doing maintenance that may damage old paint, extreme caution must be exercised to prevent exposing yourself, your family, your neighbours, or your pets to lead remnants. Lead residue screening determines a property's safety and liability hazards. EnviroForce provides a fully certified lead in paint chemical testing service utilising industry-leading methodologies. Our analysts have years of knowledge and give a high-quality lead in paint analysis. EnviroForce can advise you on how to collect the samples, which can then be simply mailed to us for lead in paint testing. Our low-cost lead paint testing service is quick and dependable, and it gives you the lead in paint analysis data you want.
If you think that there is a lead contamination presence in Water we also test water for the presence of lead. We can help you test the kitchen faucet so you know that the water you're drinking is lead-free. You can also get a water testing kit from us to test the presence of lead in the water.
WHY choose EnviroForce TO TEST LEAD PAINT?
If you're curious about how to test for lead-based paint. You don't need to worry as EnviroForce is NAMC verified drug testing company. Our primary focus is sampling properties for methamphetamine, Asbestos and Lead so we can provide an unbiased assessment of your property. The samples are taken correctly according to the industry code of practice & analysis is conducted using a NATA accredited laboratory which enables you to have confidence in the results. If you suspect your home has lead painting, especially if it is in poor condition, peeling, or flaking, it is advisable to get it tested through a verified lead testing company in Australia. If you’re not sure you can deal with the lead paintwork safely by yourself, call us as we are a professionally qualified firm of lead testers. Our lead testing solution is one of the most proven ways to test lead in paint and is also been verified by the Australian authorities. Our lead testing reports are compliant with AS ISO/IEC 17025, which shows that our labs operate competently, and are able to generate valid results.
If you need any kind of help in testing lead call us today and one of our representatives will help you accordingly.
Lead Paint Testing Throughout Australia
The most frequent two items that cause poisoning, particularly in youngsters, are lead paint and the dust that it produces. As a result, as lead paint deteriorates, dust is produced. It lands on the flooring, window sills, and window wells. Lead paint inspection and risk assessment are important first steps that can lead to better-informed decisions about controlling lead-based paint and other lead risks. A lead inspection is intended to provide basic answers to three questions:
- Is there any lead-based paint?
- Where is the lead-based paint if it is present?
- If the water you're consuming from the property is lead-contaminated.
Lead inspections are most often done with an XRF analyser, which offers rapid findings on the presence or absence of lead-based paint on the examined surface. A lead inspection can also be performed by collecting paint samples and sending them to a recognized laboratory for lead analysis. Similarly, in order to test water for any lead contamination, we will be testing water faucets present across multiple places in your house.
When testing for lead-based paint, we employ the most up-to-date equipment and techniques to give you the most accurate results possible. Furthermore, our team of specialists has years of expertise testing for lead paint; we know the warning signals and what to look for. As soon as the result arrives we will provide you with a detailed analysis of all the reports. The reports then can be used for decontaminating lead paint or any other purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to test lead paint in Australia?
Lead paint can be tested via an XRF analyser. The average estimated cost of a typical lead paint risk assessment of a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home varies from $550 to $850.
What if there is Lead present in the paintwork of my home?
Young children and pregnant women are the most vulnerable to lead poisoning. If you believe the painting will be knocked or eaten by small children, scratched by dogs, or damaged in any other manner that may let lead dust into your house, it is better to fix it now.
Can I get a DIY lead testing kit to test lead paint, lead dust or water for any lead contamination myself?
There are several do-it-yourself lead testing kits available. It wouldn't be a bad thing but a homeowner should not typically take lead tests because they risk endangering themselves. However, with many of the kits, you collect a water sample and then submit it to a lab. As a result, we have no control over what happens to that water sample between the customer and the laboratory. The lead paint test kits are one of the most serious issues. The "lead stick" is a term that is used frequently. The issue here is false positives. So frequently, you'll see a colour altered to red that isn't lead paint at all. It will be interacting with another metal in the paint. As a result, it is just untrustworthy. As a result, we recommend that you get an expert to do any Lead tests.
A Lead Paint Test or Lead Dust Test is Useful For
We offer lead in paint testing solutions across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Central Coast, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong, Hobart, Townsville, Geelong, Cairns, Darwin, Toowoomba, Bendigo, Ballarat, Maitland, Bunbury, Mackay, Launceston, Melton, Tweed Heads, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay, Coffs Harbour, Bundaberg, Albury, Shepparton–Mooroopna, Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie, Orange, Wodonga, Queanbeyan, Dubbo, Bathurst, Sunbury, Mildura, Gladstone, Nowra–Bomaderry, Geraldton, Albany, Warrnambool, Tamworth, Blue Mountains, Gawler, Kalgoorlie–Boulder and Lismore. If you live in any of these areas you can call us anytime and one of our local representatives will contact you and discuss your lead paint testing needs. If you live in any area, city or suburb that is not mentioned here don't worry just remember that EnviroForce is one of the major testing providers in Australia and we provide our testing services throughout Australia so give us a call or fill one of our contact forms on this site and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.